I’m a New Yorker at heart, but so happy to live in a place where I get an art studio in my house and room to make a mess. I’ve been in love with arts and crafts since I was a little kid. One of the first things I remember making is a set of bookmarks I gave to my family for Christmas. I loved that I could give them something truly of value all by myself even on a kindergartener’s budget.
I’m happiest when I’m working with my hands and like art that hints at the human who made it with little imperfections and variations. I let my materials have a life of their own, never getting tired of watching watercolor splash and morph into its own colorful forms.
A lifelong infatuation with interior design can be seen in much of my work. I have the most fun creating or representing spaces that require no budget or functionality. I'm going for a simple minimalist lifestyle and use my illustrations a way to collect the things I want without filling my house or my closet with them.
Living in a clean, simple space allows me to be completely free with color and pattern when I’m making more abstract pieces. It’s like all of my eye-candy-craving energy can go right into the artwork.
My favorite things:
Bright, fun, beautiful colors
Big clumsy puppies with giant paws
Underbaked homemade brownies (ie Ina Garten’s Brownie Pudding)
Laughing and/or making people laugh really hard
Feeling cozy: dark cold day, warm socks, big couch, hot chocolate